Director Anil Ganguly
Release date January 31, 1985 (India)
Genre Action, Drama, Romance
|Release date 31 January 1985 (1985-01-31) (India)|
Writer Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay), Madan Joshi (dialogue), Ranjan Roy (story)
Songs Chalte Chalte Leharon Ke Saath
Cast Anil Kapoor (Sunil Sharma / Saaheb), Utpal Dutt (Badri Prasad Sharma), Rakhee Gulzar (Sujata Sharma / Badi Bahu), Amrita Singh (Natasha / Nikki), Deven Verma (Pareshan), Satyen Kappu (Natasha's father)
Saaheb is a 1985 Hindi movie directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Raakhee, Amrita Singh, Utpal Dutt, Biswajit, Vijay Arora, Deven Verma, A. K. Hangal and Dilip Dhawan. The music is by Bappi Lahiri. It is an adaptation of Bengali movie named "saheb" (1981), directed by Bijoy Bose. The film was remade in Telugu as Vijetha with Chiranjeevi, in Kannada as Karna with Vishnuvardhan playing the lead role and in Malayalam as Chekkaeran Oru Chilla with Shankar.
Anil Kapoor plays Saaheb, the youngest son of the family. He is focused on football, his passion. Due to this, everyone in the family constantly tells him he is no good. However, when circumstances demand, he gives up his kidney to fund his sister's marriage, at the cost of his football career.
The movie has catchy songs like - "Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re" and "Kya Khabar Kya Pata" - which remain popular to this day.
Mr. Sharma (Utpal Dutt) lives with his four sons (Biswajeet, Vijay Arora, Dilip Dhawan) and a daughter, Geeta or Bulti. Only the youngest son, Sunil (Anil Kapoor) and Geeta are unmarried. Mr. Sharma arranges his daughter's marriage with a man who will be re-locating to London, U.K. The family requires Rs.50,000/- for the expenses, and will even go to the extent of selling their house. Sunil or Saaheb as he is referred to, is the black sheep of the family - unemployed & uneducated - only interested in playing football. None of the elder brothers have any means of coming up with money for the expenses, and two of them even scheme with their respective wives to take over the house. Mr. Sharma attempts to raise the money, in vain. Sunil then makes the ultimate sacrifice for the marriage of his sister, and brings the money to his dad. His dad believes that Sunil has stolen the money, and Sunil is forced to lie about where he got the money from. The family only finds out after the marriage ceremony is over, and do not hesitate to blame him. It is then Sujata (Raakhee) reveals the secret of how the money came to Sunil's possession.
All lyrics written by Anjaan; all music composed by Bappi Lahiri.
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